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Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and lifelong Pittsburgh resident, died on Wednesday evening at the age of 101. He was predeceased in 2016 by his beloved wife of 69 years, Shirley Kruman Fisher. He leaves behind his beloved...

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Sincere condolences to family and friends of Dr. Fisher. I had the honor of working in the Department of Surgery during a time when he and his brother were foremost researchers in Breast Cancer. May his light shine forever on the Medical Community of Pittsburgh.

Beth, Joe and Louisa, Karen and I are sorry to hear about your Dad. Your Dad gave Karen her first job at Pitt under his staff. Your Dad and Mom gave me my first job during my sophomore year at Pitt painting their house. It took 2 summers to complete the job. Your Dad also sold me my first car. That's the way your Mom and Dad were - they did things for other people. Your parents were caring and thoughtful people. Keep their memories alive by sharing them with other people.

Dear Louisa: I was saddened to read about your recent loss. Please accept my sincere sympathies. May his memory be forever a blessing. - Jeffrey Pollock, Esq. (Sq. Hill)

I was on Dr. Fisher's research program in 1977 for my Metastatic breast cancer. I am very thankful for him and because of him I will be 84 on my next birthday in December.

Thelma Walthour, Greensburg, Pa

I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Dr Fisher when I served on the NSABP Board of Directors. His passion for clinical research was contagious, and this directly ( in a positive way) influenced my professional career. He is a true hero to me, and to those women whose lives are forever altered by his scientific findings. My condolences to his family. I morn with you, and hope that your fondest memories with him will bring you peace at this time.

We are so sorry for the loss of your dad,
Harold Yahr & Family

Dr Fisher performed the world's 21st kidney transplant on my father in 1966.Those were very uncertain and turbulent times as the process was in it's infancy and many questions had yet to be answered. Dr. Fisher was in the forefront of developing the highly successful, life giving procedures we know today. We all owe him a lot, My condolences to his family.